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Comments about the soundtrack for The Social Network (Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross)

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Re: This review is way off...
• Posted by: Sparticus
• Date: Wednesday, March 30, 2011, at 3:29 p.m.
• IP Address: ip98-179-16-119.om.om.cox.net
• In Response to: Re: This review is way off... (Sparticus)

An update since I have now seen the movie. Some of the music suited the film well, just as many supporters have argued. I was always willing to concede this, but it still has so many shortcomings. The use of "In the Hall of the Mountain King" was terrible. First of all, this piece has been rearranged for a rock band numerous times, and this is by no means the best. Second, as I listened to it alone, I imagined some sort of frantic or comedic scene. Instead, the scene it accompanies in the film is not frantic, or the least bit comedic. Instead, I see the characters showing intense focus. The music was incredibly and unforgivably distracting in this scene. Any composer should know this scene was scored wrong.

Beside that, the score was quite supportive of the film, but so was "How to Train Your Dragon", and that is actually enjoyable separate from the film (something TSN is not).




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